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Be careful on Silver Street during flooding

The Mississippi River at Natchez is lapping over Silver Street again this year and city officials closed the street to through traffic on Friday. Read more

3 days ago by Editorial Board.

Rep. Johnson represents state well in House

Mississippi District 94 Rep. Robert Johnson, D-Natchez, was recently selected the Mississippi House Democratic leader. Read more

4 days ago by Editorial Board.

Fire protection is better consolidated

How is it that the city and county end up in what feels like a never-ending game of political chicken when it comes to fire ... Read more

5 days ago by Editorial Board.

Margaret Martin building deserves protection

Last April, The City of Natchez agreed to spend approximately $56,000 to repair plumbing at the Margaret Martin building. Read more

6 days ago by Editorial Board.

Good news from young and old last week

The efforts and contributions of local citizens — young and old — were on display last week. Read more

7 days ago by Editorial Board.

We are closer to living King’s dream

On Monday the nation will celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Read more

1 week ago by Editorial Board.

Be prepared for another long flood season

The Mississippi River surpassed the 48-foot flood stage in Natchez on Wednesday and is expected to crest at 51.5 feet on Jan. 30. Read more

2 weeks ago by Editorial Board.

Government can be answer to problems

Government officials are often excoriated for being wasteful, corrupt and self-serving. Read more

2 weeks ago by Editorial Board.

Reeves has work cut out for him from start

Tate Reeves was sworn in as Mississippi’s 65th governor Tuesday, replacing outgoing two-term Gov. Phil Bryant. Read more

2 weeks ago by Editorial Board.

Plenty of good news in Miss-Lou last week

The first week of the New Year in the Miss-Lou was filled will news good news in every corner of the region. Read more

2 weeks ago by Editorial Board.

Need exists for temporary shelter

Despite a strong national economy, homelessness is a growing problem throughout many parts of the United States and the Miss-Lou is no exception. Read more

2 weeks ago by Editorial Board.

2020 elections are gearing up in Miss-Lou

Louisiana municipal elections are just gearing up and they are about to close. Read more

3 weeks ago by Scott Hawkins.

Have patience as city, county fix erosion issues

Recent heavy rains revealed a few problems with erosion in the area. Read more

3 weeks ago by WordPress.com VIP.

Past time for state to properly fund prisons

News unfolding from the Mississippi Department of Corrections is unsettling to say the least. Read more

3 weeks ago by WordPress.com VIP.

Consider recent contradictions on Opinion Page

The Jan. 2 edition Opinion Page of The Natchez Democrat includes the following two items: Read more

3 weeks ago by WordPress.com VIP.

2020 has plenty of good news in first week

We are well into the New Year. Read more

3 weeks ago by WordPress.com VIP.

Let’s hope dam holds long enough to fix it

The Miss-Lou had a heavy rainfall on Thursday causing localized flooding on many streets and some small mudslides in some areas. Read more

3 weeks ago by WordPress.com VIP.

Consider being a youth sports referee

Want to be a guiding force in the lives of area youth? Be a referee. Read more

4 weeks ago by WordPress.com VIP.

Happy New year! Good news to ring in New Year

The final week of the 2010s decade brought good news to the Miss-Lou that will carry us over and get us started off right in ... Read more

4 weeks ago by WordPress.com VIP.

Why don’t you run for office?

Natchez and Vidalia residents have the opportunity to make positive changes in their communities this spring when we will go to the polls to choose ... Read more

1 month ago by WordPress.com VIP.

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